Category Archives: Miscellaneous

It’s that time of year again – the allotment calls.

Last year Helen’s allotment was somewhat neglected as we were distracted by the arrival of our lovely Henry: This year I’ve struggled to come up with such a good excuse so the nice weather at the weekend meant Helen, Henry … Continue reading

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Maximum knee stability required!

I’ve used a rheo knee to climb mountains and walk incredible distances but never have I appreciated the stability and reassurance it provides more than when out walking carrying the most precious burden of all! It looks like Henry is … Continue reading

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2013 – A year of Adventure?

It has been nearly a month since I last posted any news and the reason for this inactivity was simply a lack of anything adventurous going on.  I hope to make up for the lack of update inspiration by packing 2013 … Continue reading

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Four Years of ITAP

Four years ago today I had the operation that implanted my ITAP. I had high hopes that the outcome of the operation would be the removal of the most significant limiting factor of being an amputee; the soft tissue involvement … Continue reading

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An amazing effort

The first all-disabled ascent of El Capitan: In addition to being an inspirational movie, the prosthetics these guys used are interesting. One of the climbers appears to be using an XT9 knee which is specifically designed for extreme activities. I … Continue reading

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A great holiday in the sun.

Despite the minor trauma of a delayed return flight, my family and I enjoyed a fabulous two weeks in Portugal. We deliberately chose to go at this time of year as we thought the cooler temperatures in October would be … Continue reading

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I wonder if I could get one of these?

In order to minimise the impact on my ITAP I’m not supposed to run.  I would still love to try out this Ottobock technology brilliantly demonstrated by John McFall.

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Henry Miles O’Leary

Helen and I are not intending to put too many pictures of Henry on the internet but I couldn’t resist! Born at just after 3am and weighing in at nearly 9lbs, I imagine he’s going to be a significant distraction … Continue reading

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Interesting Shadow

This reminded me of the Annakin / Darth Vader shadow poster for Star Wars.  Thanks to ITAP my internal picture of myself has reverted from one- to two-legged.  However, the reality is that I’ll (probably) always be an amputee.  I … Continue reading

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First scout camp

I have recently got around to acting on a long held intention to offer my services as a helper in a local Scout troop. As a younger person I had great fun as a cub, scout and venture scout and … Continue reading

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